12 Reasons Stretching is So Important—With or Without Exercise!

We talk a lot about exercise—building muscle, staying at a healthy weight, and keeping your heart healthy with aerobic fitness. But there’s another physical activity, often-overlooked, that you need to practice for a healthy lifestyle—especially as you age. It’s maintaining good flexibility, and stretching is the way to achieve it. Stretching: Overlooked but Important Your body and muscles need to … Read More

8 Reasons Why October May Be the Best Time for a New Fitness Plan

Making a resolution to get in shape, lose extra weight, or just become healthier is a good decision—no matter when you do it. But while many people make these type of resolutions January, that’s not really the best time for a new fitness goal. In reality, there’s no science that shows it helps you succeed by starting a new fitness … Read More

Is your social circle harmful or helpful?

When working toward fitness goals, one important factor many overlook is the impact your friends and family have on your success. Your social circle does play an important role in your success! It’s important to surround yourself with people who share similar goals, but this doesn’t always happen easily. How friends or family can (unknowingly) hold you back from reaching … Read More

Exercise: Critically Important for Men’s Quality of Life

“When you have your health, you have everything” — Augusten Burroughs While most everyone has heard this old quote, many men, unfortunately, seem to ignore it. Typically, men more often neglect their health than women do. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men die at higher rates than women from every one of the top ten … Read More

Are You Using the Best Protein Powder for Your Fitness Goals?

When working on improving fitness, there are a lot of good reasons to add protein powders to your diet. But it’s important to choose the right type of protein in order to match your specific goals! Are you wanting to build muscle, gain weight, lose weight, stick to a vegan diet, or do you have specific health concerns? One type … Read More

5 Important Reasons Group Fitness Is All the Rage

                      Have you noticed all the group fitness classes, boot camps, and specialized exercise studios popping up everywhere? Group fitness classes are one of the hottest trends right now—not only for exercise, but for socialization as well. In fact, some have even said they’re the new Happy Hour! Not all … Read More

Here’s how to Avoid Holiday Pounds

For most of us, the holidays are a time of mixed emotions. You’re excited and anxious to spend time with family, and you’re dreading the extra weight that you know you’re bound to gain. Are these holiday pounds inevitable? Lean in close to catch these seven secret ways to help you fend off extra weight through the holidays. And once … Read More

Your Guide to Eating Out Healthy

A woman sits at a restaurant studying the menu with furrowed brow. She has begun an exercise routine and knows that her frequent meals out could slow her weight loss results if she wasn’t careful. When the waiter comes she is still deep in thought over what to order. “What can I get for you?” he asks with a smile. … Read More

Is diet or exercise more important?

You want what millions of other people do—to be lean and fit. Whether you want to trim off extra pounds so you’ll feel better, look better, or be better prepared to tackle whatever demands come your way, you probably want to find the most efficient way to do it. Well, with this blog, you can figure out if you should … Read More